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[Q] All Nexus 5 sensors mysteriously non-functional?

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12th May 2014, 01:17 AM   |  #1  
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Update: Sorry about the title, it should be "[Q] All Nexus 5 SENSORS mysteriously non-functional?"

Well, I usually don't post under Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting unless I'm stumped...

I was flashing an OMNI-hammerhead update a couple days ago on my N5 and noticed something funny, the orientation sensor on my phone didn't seem to work, and I couldn't tilt my phone anymore. I quickly googled the problem expecting somebody with a similar problem but I haven't found one yet... I figured it was just a bad build, so I opened up TWRP and reflashed the zip for my original working OMNI install. The orientation sensor still didn't work... So I booted back into recovery and did a systen-data-cache-dalvik wipe and reflashed OMNI. Still, the sensor wouldn't work. I installed Android Sensor Box and opened it up and it said the only available sensor was the sound sensor. Furthermore, when I was taking a look through the sysfs none of the usual device firmware directories were showing up. `lsmod` seems to show that all of the kernel modules are loaded for my phone, and re-flashing my phone to stock android didn't help either. Finally, today I decided to back up my /data/media folder and reflash everything, including the radio and bootloader using the Unified Android Toolkit. Still, after all of that, the only sensor that shows up is the sound sensor. No compass, no accelerometer, nothing. What should I do? What should I try?
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12th May 2014, 02:35 AM   |  #2  
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Update: Sorry about the title, it should be "[Q] All Nexus 5 SENSORS mysteriously non-functional?"

Well, I usually don't post under Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting unless I'm stumped...

I was flashing an OMNI-hammerhead update a couple days ago on my N5 and noticed something funny, the orientation sensor on my phone didn't seem to work, and I couldn't tilt my phone anymore. I quickly googled the problem expecting somebody with a similar problem but I haven't found one yet... I figured it was just a bad build, so I opened up TWRP and reflashed the zip for my original working OMNI install. The orientation sensor still didn't work... So I booted back into recovery and did a systen-data-cache-dalvik wipe and reflashed OMNI. Still, the sensor wouldn't work. I installed Android Sensor Box and opened it up and it said the only available sensor was the sound sensor. Furthermore, when I was taking a look through the sysfs none of the usual device firmware directories were showing up. `lsmod` seems to show that all of the kernel modules are loaded for my phone, and re-flashing my phone to stock android didn't help either. Finally, today I decided to back up my /data/media folder and reflash everything, including the radio and bootloader using the Unified Android Toolkit. Still, after all of that, the only sensor that shows up is the sound sensor. No compass, no accelerometer, nothing. What should I do? What should I try?

Here you go.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...xus-5-t2704915
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12th May 2014, 04:41 AM   |  #3  
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Here you go.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...xus-5-t2704915

Hmm, it was really that simple?

Huh, who'da thought...
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